UKRAINIAN CONGRESS COMMITTEE OF AMERICA, LONG ISLAND CHAPTER

Oleh N. Dekajlo, UCCA LI Chapter President
Who Are the Members of UCCA?

Every conscientious Ukrainian who lives, works or studies in America and cares about the fate of the land of our ancestors.

Why UCCA?

Founded in 1940, UCCA is a non-profit, non-partisan community-based national umbrella organization representing the interests of over a million Americans of Ukrainian descent and is a founding member of the Ukrainian World Congress.

The UCCA is the largest organization uniting more than 20 national Ukrainian American organizations and maintaining over 70 local all‑volunteer chapters in the U.S.

The organiza­tion includes a number of committees tailored to the specific interests and needs of our community, including:

  • Council on Aid to Ukrainians — provides educational assistance and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians throughout the world
  • Educational Council — coordinates Ukrainian “Saturday” schools throughout the United States
  • Film Committee — supports the arts and media development in Ukraine by producing feature films highlighting forgotten pages of Ukraine’s history
  • Civic Education Committee — conducts civic education programs in Ukraine and hosts delegations of International Election Observers
  • Ukrainian National Information Service — facilitates interaction between the Ukrainian community and Members of Congress, administration officials, the mass media, and think tank organizations
Goals and Objectives of UCCA

UCCA aims to educate and socialize information about Ukraine and the Ukrainian nation and provide all possible means of support for the consolidation of an independent and democratic Ukrainian state.

It coordinates and consolidates development of organized Ukrainian life in the U.S. and strives to increase the importance and role of the Ukrainian American community in the civic and cultural life of the country.

Member Organizations of UCCA
  • Ukrainian National Association
  • Ukrainian Youth Association (a.k.a. CYM)
  • Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America
  • United Ukrainian American Relief Committee
  • Ukrainian Gift of Life
  • Ukrainian Veterans of the 1st Division of the Ukrainian National Army
  • Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine
  • Ukrainian National Credit Union Association
  • Organization for Defense of Lemko Western Ukraine
  • New Ukrainian Wave
  • Brotherhood of Veterans of Ukrainian Insurgent Army
How Does the Long Island Chapter Help?

During Euromaidan and the War in Eastern Ukraine, that continues for over three years, the Long Island Chapter provided more than $38,250 in financial aid to orphaned children, enlisted and wounded volunteers, soldiers and their families. In 2016, we allocated funds towards construction of a church in Cherkasy, helped veterans of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, and participated in the XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America. Financial support was also provided to the School of Ukrainian Studies and Religion in Uniondale for organizing Ukrainian dance ensemble and improvements at the St Vladimir’s Parish Center.

For additional information, please visit our home office webpage at http://www.ucca.org

You are cordially invited to join our efforts and consider becoming a member of the UCCA.